Wednesday, July 08, 2009

4th of July

On the 2nd, Weenie and I took off for west Texas around 1:30. We arrived at the lake around 11:00 that night.

We were up early the next morning and got out on the boat. It wasn't long before I was hauling in giant perch.

Weenie was making fun of my outfit. I thought it was pretty sporty.

This is a shot at the campsite. If you look real close, you can see all the deer in the distance.

DP and Weenie's dad caught a bunch of big bass and so we fried the perch and bass for dinner. Delicious!

The next day we were at it again. DP scored a 4 and 5 pounder that morning. Look at those keepers!

This is a picture of my first try at crappie fishing. We didn't catch any.

It was so hot that we took refuge under a bridge for shade. It was quite pleasant there but we didn't catch many fish. I caught this nice perch though.

We went back to camp around 3:00 and I napped until around 5:00. It's just too hot to be outside. DP cooked steaks and then we got back out on the lake to fish until dark. Weenie caught this monster right away.

I caught about 6 more perch and then it was dark and time to go in.

We left the next morning around 10:00. It was a quick trip but next year, we'll stay longer!

2 comments:

TaraDharma said...

came here via Karen. Now, the only time I've caught perch and ate it, it was the boniest fish on the planet! Was I catching the wrong kind of perch? That bass looks pretty damn good....

hoo hoo said...

Perch is bony but these are huge. I can't put my hand around them. Weenie's dad removes the head and then just scales them. Once they are fried, you have to take a fork and gently pull the meat away from the bones. It takes a few to fill you up.